Show preparations going like a dream. Picked the rosettes up from a layby in Dorchester at 5pm this evening - who needs them any earlier than that. Picked our new alpaca hurdles and took them to Ellingham to try out - they are a little taller than your normal alpaca hurdles - we were asked if we intended showing giraffes - it doesn't hurt to be different. Six alpacas were not on the results sheets and one needed to move class - a great learning experience getting to grips with formatting cells in Excel at THREE O'CLOCK in the morning. Put the finishing touches on halter training the two young boys - they do say the dress rehearsal is always worse than the actual event.
To be truthful today has been a bit stressful! And the source of the problem is Bianca, Sam's alpaca. This morning I was convinced she was about to produce.
I couldn't leave her to go and do the neck label things for the show, or put the catalogues in envelopes - which is why it is now nearly morning and I am writing a blog. By the time I could put off going for the rosettes no longer she was more normal so I am assuming she was just uncomfortable but I am going up as soon as it gets light to check on her. No point going to bed now.
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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